The original high school was built in 1924 to serve students who had attended the one-room school houses in the southern half of what is now Madison Heights. Its first graduating class, in 1929, consisted of two students. The Madison School District became a graded district in 1925. The original high school's gymnasium would have its first electric scoreboard in 1941, the result of a magazine sale conducted by the Eagles basketball team. In 1958 the current Madison High School was built; the former high school is now Wilkinson Middle School.